Articles by Nick Moran

March 21, 2017

Commas, commas, and more commas 0

The outcome of a court judgment concerning a dispute between a dairy company and its delivery drivers hinged on a grammar. Specifically, what does the Oxford comma signify?

March 20, 2017

New Prize for French Literature 0

Albertine Books, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City, is offering a $10,000 prize aimed at “introducing American readers to the best French-language novels that have been translated into English.” Among the nominees this year is Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine, who was recently the subject […]

March 17, 2017

Go Figure 0

Our friends at Bloom launched a new feature, “Go Figure,” which seeks to “explore the portrayal of mathematics and science in fiction and literature … to uncover … deeply emotional and naturally creative connections.”

March 13, 2017

Get Bent, Collier County. 0

The MFA program at Florida Atlantic University launched Swamp Ape Review, a new national online literary journal. For their first print issue, which is set to publish next year, they’re accepting submissions from writers in South Florida, such as Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. For a nice primer on the journal’s namesake […]

March 10, 2017

This Land Press 0

This Land Press, which launched in 2010 as a project to “bring literary journalism to Middle America,” will suspend publication of its magazine this spring, and there are no immediate plans for future publication.

March 9, 2017

The Tournament of Books is Underway! 0

Yesterday, Searching for John Hughes author Jason Diamond kicked off this year’s Tournament of Books by judging the “play-in round.” Today, our own Kirstin Butler is deliberating between The Underground Railroad and Black Wave.

March 9, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: February 2017 0

Newcomers on this month’s list include George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo, Katie Kitamura’s A Separation, and Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living edited by Manjula Martin.

March 7, 2017

Grindr’s Poet in Residence 0

“Starting next week, I will be the gay social networking app Grindr’s first poet in residence,” writes Max Wallis, author of Modern Love.

March 6, 2017

“delicate husk, inconvenient hair” 0

Recommended Reading: “So Often the Body Becomes a Distraction” by Kaveh Akbar.

March 6, 2017

Paula Fox 0

Paula Fox, celebrated novelist and winner of the 1983 National Book Award (among other honors), died this week. Contributing to our Year in Reading series two years ago, Parul Sehgal said she couldn’t stop rereading Desperate Characters, perhaps Fox’s most popular book for adults. “It’s really a wallop of a book,” Sehgal wrote. “A barbed […]